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In Class with Dr. George: A History of Transportation in Miami

August 21 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Journey through time with Dr. George during our In Class with Dr. George series! In Class with Dr. George delves into the layered histories of Miami and greater South Florida. Hosted by HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George, and presented in conversation with a community stakeholder, this lecture series will include a thematic exploration of topics ranging from South Florida’s unique environment, transportation, aviation, and architecture.

A History of Transportation with Guest Speaker Javier Betancourt, Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT)

Learn about the history of transportation in Miami – from dugout canoes to cruise ships; and the arrival of the train to the introduction of trolleys and cars. Dr. George will be joined by Javier Betancourt, Executive Director of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT), an independent agency of Miami-Dade County charged with oversight of the “half penny” transportation surtax and implementation of the associated People’s Transportation Plan.

Capacity is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Members: $20, Non-Members: $30
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Featured Speakers:

Javier Betancourt
Executive Director of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT)
Dr. George, wearing a blue pinstripe suit, burgundy striped tie, and white shirt stands in front of a gallery of black and white archival images against a gray wall.
Paul S. George, Ph.D.
Resident Historian

For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S. George has toured his way to local, national, and international acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. Through walking, coach, and boat tour experiences, Dr. George has welcomed tour participants on a memorable journey of South Florida through its historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites. As a Miami native, author, and former college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.


101 West Flagler Street
Miami, 33130 United States
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305-375-1492
https://www.historymiami.org

Additional Information

Please see below for additional information regarding the program. For further assistance, please contact Visitor Services at (305) 375-1492 or email programs@historymiami.org.

Program check-in will begin 1-hour prior to the program start. Please be on-time, as seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program will take place in the Museum’s South Building theater.
Getting to the Museum
Map of Cultural Center Plaza with nearby Government Center. The Cultural Center Garage and HistoryMiami can be seen in the center of the map.
There is nearby parking available in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center Parking Garage, located at 50 NW 2nd Avenue. Parking is $5 with validation.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
Accessibility

Photo Credit: Drivers sprint to new air-conditioned MTA buses, 1965. Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami Museum, 1989-011-2566.


Accessibility
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)


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By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.


Release

By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.